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Aveeno Anti-Itch Lotion with Pramoxine HCl and Calamine is an over the counter (OTC) product used for the relief of itching, pain, and discomfort caused by minor skin irritations such as poison ivy, oak, and sumac, insect bites, sunburn, and minor cuts and scrapes.
Aveeno Anti-Itch Lotion contains the active ingredients pramoxine HCl and calamine, which work together to provide fast-acting relief from itch and discomfort. It is a topical anesthetic that works by numbing the affected area, while calamine is a skin protectant that helps to dry oozing or weeping of affected skin.
Use and Dosage
Aveeno Anti-Itch Lotion is meant for external use only and should be applied to the affected area as directed by your doctor or as directed on the label. Do not apply the lotion on severely broken skin areas such as open wounds, deep cuts, or serious burns. If you are self-treating, make sure to follow all the directions on the product package. In case you have any doubts, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
To use Aveeno Anti-Itch Lotion, gently clean and dry the affected area. Prior to application, shake the container well if it is a lotion or foam product. For skin irritation, apply the lotion or foam to the affected area up to 3 to 4 times per day, or as instructed by your doctor. If using the lotion for hemorrhoids or other anal conditions, apply it to the affected area after each bowel movement, or up to 4 to 5 times a day, as instructed by your doctor.
Thoroughly wash your hands after applying the lotion unless the area being treated includes your hands. Do not use this product on large areas of your body or use it more frequently than directed. Also, do not cover the treated area with waterproof bandages or plastic, or apply heat, unless specifically instructed to do so by your doctor. Using Aveeno Anti-Itch Lotion more than directed will not help your condition improve any faster but may increase the risk of side effects.
Common Side Effects of Aveeno Anti Itch Lotion (Pramoxine Hcl/Calamine - non-Rx):
Serious Side Effects of Aveeno Anti Itch Lotion (Pramoxine Hcl/Calamine - non-Rx):
- Blurred or double vision
- Convulsions (seizures)
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Feeling hot, cold, or numb
- Increased sweating
- Ringing or buzzing in the ears
- Shivering or trembling
- Slow or irregular heartbeat
- Troubled breathing
- Unusual anxiety, excitement, nervousness, or restlessness
- Unusual paleness
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
Forms and Strength
Aveeno Anti Itch Lotion (Pramoxine Hcl/Calamine - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Aveeno Anti Itch Lotion: Lotion
- Do not use this lotion on deep or puncture wounds, animal bites, and serious burns.
- Consult with a healthcare provider before using this lotion if you have a medical condition or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If symptoms persist or worsen after use, stop using the product and consult a healthcare provider.
- This lotion is for external use only and should not be swallowed.
- Keep this lotion out of reach of children.
- This is not a complete list of possible cautions about Aveeno Anti-Itch Lotion. It is important to read the label and package information carefully and consult with a healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns.
- Do not use this lotion on infected areas of the skin.
- Do not cover the treated area with bandages or other materials, as doing so may increase the risk of side effects.
- Keep this product away from the eyes, nose, and mouth. If it comes into contact with any of these areas, rinse thoroughly with water.
- Store the lotion at room temperature and away from heat and moisture.
- If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this product, do not use it. Check the package label carefully for a list of ingredients.
- This product may interact with other medications or products. Consult with a healthcare provider or pharmacist before using it in combination with other medications or products.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Aveeno Anti-Itch Lotion be used on infected areas of the skin?
No, Aveeno Anti-Itch Lotion should not be used on infected areas of the skin. See a healthcare provider for treatment of any skin infections.
Can Aveeno Anti-Itch Lotion be used on children?
Yes, Aveeno Anti-Itch Lotion can be used on children, consult with a healthcare provider for proper use and dosage.
Is Aveeno Anti-Itch Lotion safe for use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
Consult with a healthcare provider before using Aveeno Anti-Itch Lotion if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
It's important to purchase Aveeno Anti Itch Lotion from verified Canadian pharmacy.